why are we here mulder?
I always get very X-Files-ish nostalgic after the Advent Calendar is over, and this year was no different. So instead of pulling out a dvd, I went browsing on ATIAD. Yeah, it's my site and all, but there's so much on there that I haven't seen in ages and I just wanted to "be", if you know what I mean. I went to the 13th anniversary pages and discovered collages that I hadn't seen in 7 years... wait a minute, 7 years? Wow, how could it be that long already? And then I realized that *this* year will be the 20th anniversary of the X-Files. Well, you could have knocked me off my chair with that thought... seriously, lol!
And then an idea started to form... we had jokingly discussed a kind of Advent Calendar for every day of the year on the recent Advent Calendar since we're all so depressed when it ends. But wabbit and I decided I would be totally crazy to do that... well, color me crazy because we're going to do something just like that. Yep, this is going to be a lot of work, but it's also going to be tons of fun to do. I am so psyched, lol! I've been here this long, "and if I quit now, they'll win."
I am very proud to have been a part of this X-File online community for all these years and especially from 2001-2005 when us philes were in our heyday. I have tons of stuff saved on dvd's that's no longer on ATIAD. I'm going to dig them out and we're going to remember and we're going to celebrate... not only the show that we loved but the people who made it the phenomenon that it became. The show is gone but it will live again, one more time, here. THE TRUTH IS *still* OUT THERE.
So, care to join me in this Folie á Deux, or Trois, or whatever? It will be oh so easy as you are not required to create anything at all. Of course, you are more than welcome to if you'd like, but it's not required. What I'm looking for is things I don't have... maybe you have a season/movie specific collage sitting around, or an icon, or an old banner or button, or a fan-fic! Now there's a cool thought... we all have our favorite fics, but the question is are they still online? If so, send the links to some of your favorites so I can post them. Maybe someone hasn't read them yet or would like to again and just lost the link or forgotten the name. Or if you're so inclined, write one and send me that link.
I have met oodles of philes online mostly through the collage contests that I ran years ago. And while I only have the collages that placed in the contests, I know there's tons more out there. It's really a shame that I didn't save them all, but who thought I'd be here so many years later doing this? Anyway, I'm going to try and make sure that I post at least one collage for everyone that has ever participated in the contests/Dream Awards. If you haven't visited ATIAD they'll be new to you, and if you have, they're even better the second time around. Heck, if you're like me, you still marvel at how they were ever created to begin with. Now I know you could say, why not just go look at them on ATIAD? Well, you could, but they won't be separated by Season/Movie etc. and then we wouldn't get to have all this fun, would we?
There won't be regular daily updates to this site... I'll just post something when I find it or when someone sends me something. However, there will always be an update at the beginning of the month to start the next Season off which will include that season's Trivia page. You have oodles of time to find something you'd like to share, we will be here when you do. The actual Anniversary Calendar will run for 30 days... I already have some collages in mind to use for it but you are more than welcome to create something new. For that, you have more than 8 months. That should be enough time, don't ya think? And besides, you can never have too many collages for a Calendar, can you?
By the way, shipper I am, there's no doubt about that. But this celebration is for ALL things/people from the X-Files. No, I don't have very much for Season 8/9, or for the second movie for that matter, so any help there would be greatly appreciated. Let's all just have some fun, and like Mulder said "Bring it on!"
We are the X-Philes and for one shining moment we were here... well, we're back!